Job details
Posting date: 13 March 2020
Salary: £29,858 to £33,730 per year, pro rata
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 05 April 2020
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Company: Government Recruitment Service
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 46690

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The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure. The Home Office has been at the front line of this effort since 1782. As such, we play a fundamental role in maintaining the security and economic prosperity of the UK.

The Home Office leads on immigration and passports, refugee protection, counter-terrorism, policing, fire services, and crime and drugs policy.

Digital Data and Technology (DDaT) enables the Home Office to keep the UK safe and secure. We design and build the services that help people apply for visas or passports; support policing and counter-terrorism operations; and protect the UK’s borders.

We’re a diverse bunch. There are experienced and talented civil servants and some of us have worked at startups, others at big corporate firms. What we all have in common is that we love to learn, to challenge conventional thinking, and to continually push the boundaries so we can deliver exceptional public services that work for everyone.

This is an exciting time to be at the Home Office. You’ll get to work with fantastic people and have a major impact on some of the most critical systems and services in the UK.

You’ll also enjoy the benefits we offer. We believe our people should have a good work-life balance and support flexible working, offer a great pension, and have a strong focus on helping people continue to learn and grow throughout their careers.

We value diversity and provide an open, inclusive and supportive environment to help you do your best work.

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Job description
Cabinet Office’s Government Digital Service (GDS) created a Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Profession to attract, develop and retain the people and skills that government departments need to achieve government transformation.

People in the Profession have specialised knowledge and a calling to build on it. We want the best to come to the Home Office and stay in diverse Roles and communities they are passionate about, leading naturally to exceptional outcomes. This is where you come in.

To make this a reality we’ve created a Profession Management Unit – the team of which you’ll be part. Amongst many other things they advise on and assure the Profession and its impact. The team has created a Home Office DDaT Career Framework, based on the excellent work in GDS. The department is using our own framework in many different ways; to set out for potential new Home Office DDaT Civil Servants why they would want to build their careers here and also to help us decide who comes to join us. Our people are planning their careers using it and our communities of practice are being shaped by it.

The Profession Management Unit is increasing in size and this role will support our four strands of work; Advise and Assure, Continuous Professional Development and Budget, Engagement and Stakeholders and the DDaT Career Framework.

The team also has a remit to engage with the whole department and beyond and to identify and manage stakeholders, all in a sensitive and supportive manner. We need to make sure that everyone knows about the Profession so those that can benefit. There are a number of internal stakeholders with levers we need access to, to make sure the Profession is baked into all we do. We also need to look across government. You’ll be part of a team driving cross-profession communities, sharing experience, ideas and understanding of best practice with people in other departments.

You will be someone who enjoys a challenge and thrives in an atmosphere of change. You will be enthusiastic about having the authority to find, research and deliver solutions for problems we don’t even know exist yet. This could include supporting projects.

The Profession Management Unit is a friendly and inclusive team, working together and supporting each other to do interesting and worthwhile work. They look forward to welcoming you.

• Help to create the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) strategy for our technical people; take pieces of work and ensure completion and ownership to enhance delivery

• Work with colleagues in Chief Operating Office and other professions

• Support in hosting surgeries in all our locations for people to bring issues the profession might resolve – CPD related and any other issues

• Provide metrics and monitor CPD offers on behalf of the team

• Provide Heads of Role with extra support in terms of any operating model changes

• Be a strong leader, and work with the team to fulfil its broader vision

• Help to create and maintain our engagement strategy to create and manage change across the department

• Engage across government including with GDS to link communities of practice and build a community of communities – sharing successes and learning

• Support the rest of the team to get their messages out

• Maximise link between GDS information store and the people in our communities

• Support our induction and help to create a schedule for the team to attend community events and bring back actions to pursue

• Support the creation of engaging materials

• Organising and managing a Head of Role Network, our Profession Board and ad hoc sessions we run

• Ensuring tracking, linking and views of all decisions at all boards/networks are accurately recorded, impact assessed and escalated as required. You will take actions away to drive improvements

• Ensuring the quality of the draft agenda for all boards/networks and issue final agendas for them, whilst creating, publishing and maintaining a document set (templates) to be used

• Being an active part of and organise Profession events